Dr. Magboo is a senior public health specialist and epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in project management, policy review and formulation, health sector reform, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), information systems, health governance, drug management, and evaluation of public health programs in the Philippines and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
He is currently on full detail to the USAID-funded Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis (IMPACT) Project as Monitoring and Performance Management Specialist. He joined PRIMEX in 2006 as Team Leader of the ADB regional technical assistance project for strengthening epidemiological surveillance and response in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines and was appointed Senior Vice President in 2012.
Before joining PRIMEX, Dr. Magboo served as the Field Operations Manager of the USAID-funded LEAD for Health Program of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in the Philippines, where he provided overall responsibility for project management and monitoring of project progress against benchmarks.
As a member of MSH Program Management Technical Assistance Team in the Philippines, Dr. Magboo provided technical and managerial oversight of the Matching Grants Program (under the Integrated Family Planning and Maternal Health Program of USAID-Philippines), which extended technical and financial assistance to local government units (LGUs) for the expansion of service delivery coverage, particularly in maternal and child health (MCH), Vitamin A supplementation, and family planning (FP).
He was also appointed Senior Program Officer in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit in MSH-Boston (USA), providing capacity building and technical support to MSH staff and counterpart organizations, monitoring and evaluating internal products and systems, and managing the M&E database.
Dr. Magboo was among the first graduates of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Philippines, and served as FETP Training Officer from 1992-1996. During the same period, he served as Technical Information Officer responsible for the operation of the National Epidemic Sentinel Surveillance System (NESSS).
He was also as the National HIV/AIDS Coordinator in charge of setting up HIV/AIDS sentinel sites nationwide and National HIV and AIDS Registrar of DOH responsible for maintaining the National HIV/AIDS Registry from 1993-1994. He was likewise the AFP Surveillance Coordinator who spearheaded polio eradication efforts in the Philippines. From 2009–2010, Dr. Magboo was Team Leader for the ADB-funded Technical Assistance for Support of HIV and AIDS Prevention in Infrastructure in Indonesia.
Dr. Magboo obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Perpetual Help University in Manila and his BS Zoology from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila. He completed the two-year FETP training course in 1992 and the International Course in Surveillance and Applied Epidemiology for HIV and AIDS offered by the CDC and Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia in 1993.